Top Moments From The 2014 MLB All-Star Game

2014 MLB All-Star Game

The American League won their second consecutive All-Star Game over the National League last night in Target Field by a final score of 5-3.

There were many great moments throughout the game, as it was an entertaining one throughout, but here are some of the top moments from the 85th MLB All-Star Game:

#5: Dee Gordon’s Diving Stop:

This play might not have been made at a crucial point in the game last night, but it was definitely one of the moments that got fans in Target Field out of their seats in excitement.

Dee Gordon has performed well in the spotlight with the Dodgers thus far this season, and he made sure every baseball fan watching last night, and Michael Brantley, would remember his name after this defensive gem:

#4: Glen Perkins Notches Save At Home:

What better way to end the game last night than have the two Twins players on the American League All-Star Game roster do it.

Kurt Suzuki filled in behind the plate for the ninth inning and Glen Perkins took the mound as Target Field electrified to cheer on and congratulate their hometown players.

Perkins closed this game out with ease as well, as he threw a 1-2-3 ninth inning, including a strikeout of Josh Harrison:

#3: Miguel Cabrera’s Two-Run Home Run:

The American League got off to a fast start in the first after Derek Jeter doubled into the right field corner and Mike Trout tripled him in, and Miguel Cabrera wasn’t about to let the rally stop there.

Cabrera stepped in against one of the best pitchers in baseball in Adam Wainwright, and made it look easy as he pulled his hands in on this inside fastball:

#2: Mike Trout’s Go-Ahead RBI Double:

Mike Trout electrified the crowd early on with an RBI triple in the bottom of the first inning, but that wasn’t all he would do on the All-Star Game stage last night.

After all, he wasn’t named All-Star Game MVP for no reason.

Trout stepped up to the plate in the bottom of the fifth inning of a tie ballgame with runners on first and second and one out, and he would give the American League a lead on a 2-0 81 mph slider from Pat Neshek that they wouldn’t relinquish:

#1: Derek Jeter’s Final All-Star Game Performance:

Last night was Derek Jeter‘s fourteenth and final All-Star Game appearance, and it will be a night forever remembered by many. Jeter went 2-2 on the night, including a double and a run scored, and is a lifetime .481 hitter (13-27) at the All-Star Game, including two doubles, one home run, and six runs scored.

Jeter was surprised to hear Bob Sheppard’s voice introduce him as he stepped to the plate to lead off for the American League in the bottom of the first inning, and he received one of many standing ovations to come as he stepped out of the box to tip his helmet to the fans in Target Field.

Here’s a recap of Jeter’s night, his last at the Midsummer Classic:

Matt Stein is a season-credentialed media member covering the Tampa Bay Rays and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, also assisting with coverage of USF Athletics. He attended the University of Tampa and graduated with a Bachelor's of Science in Sport Management.